It's not just you, Nintendo really has just had an fantastic year

Audrey Hill
April 27, 2018

If those forecasts are achieved, it will make fiscal 2019 the most successful year for Nintendo in eight years - back when the Nintendo Wii was at its most popular.

The Switch has been a big success for Nintendo ever since it launched last March, and now the company has reported that nothing has changed.

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told investors in May 2017 the company planned to ship 10 million Switch units by the end of the fiscal year. What's more, Nintendo has seen their profits increase by 500%.

It's worth noting that groups like ReSwitched and others aren't attempting to hack the Nintendo Switch for piracy, but instead for homebrew purposes and even to be able to move save game data from the console to an external source.

Furukawa is also the current general manager of the corporate planning department, supervisor of corporate analysis and administration division, and is over the global marketing department.

Nintendo announced earlier this year it was developing a movie based on its iconic Mario character with Illumination Entertainment.

Shuntaro Furukawa, who grew up playing with the Famicom, had seized his chance to work for Nintendo in 1994.

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In terms of software sales, Super Mario Odyssey crossed the 10 million mark, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe shipping 2 million units over the quarter's three month period.

The company also provided the specific sales numbers for its first-party games, with 9 games being detailed.

Tatsumi Kimishima was the successor of Satoru Iwata who passed away in 2015. He will be officially appointed as the new sixth president and CEO of Nintendo in June.

Nintendo has revealed that their latest console, the Nintendo Switch, has sold a whopping 17 million units.

As part of a new release of financial information by Nintendo, today we learned how many Switch consoles have been sold to date.

Nintendo estimated operating profit for the year through March to rise 26.7 percent from a year prior to 225 billion yen ($2.06 billion).

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